Dr. Melinda Thacker, MD

Dr. Melinda Thacker, MD

Rhinology  |  
Female  |  
Age 37
(4)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melinda Thacker, MD is a rhinology doctor who practices in Worcester, MA. She is 37 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Read her story

48 Elm St

Worcester, MA 01609

Contact Information

(508) 757-0330

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Thacker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thacker "Dr. Thacker is initially from Wisconsin, where she attended both college and medical school, and then matriculated to Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed an internship in General Surgery in 2008 and a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2012, both at Baylor College of Medicine. She then obtained advanced endoscopic sinus surgical training at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton. She dedicates herself to providing personalized care to every patient using the latest in evidence-based research. When she is not with patients, she spends time with her husband and their two young children."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thacker "Sinus symptoms, though not dangerous, can be extraordinarily debilitating when they affect your ability to sleep at night or function day to day. Using minimally-invasive, technologically-advanced techniques and tools, I endeavor to improve my patient's sinonasal function and, ultimately, quality of life. I literally pick noses all day, and I love it! "
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Specialties

  • Rhinology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otorhinolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Nosebleed
  • Otosclerosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Med Coll Of Wi
    Medical School | Graduated 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thacker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thacker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thacker to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Thacker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Worcester, MA |
Dr. Thacker is timely and thorough in addressing medical concerns. I had a balloon sinulplasty procedure done by her and she explained the procedure thoroughly before implementation. The office checks up on me after visitation to ensure that I am feeling better and that no other concerns have arisen. Dr. Thacker noticeably keeps current with research in topics related to otolaryngology and provides alternative medicinal options as well as traditional ones.
in Fitchburg, MA |
Dr. Thacker is an amazing Doctor. Very knowledgeable, helpful and kind! This team made an uncomfortable procedure go so smoothly, and as comfortable as possible. I would highly recommend this Dr. and staff.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Thacker accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Thacker has admitting privileges

Saint Vincent Hospital
123 Summer St
Worcester, MA 01608
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UMass Memorial Medical Center
55 Lake Ave N
Worcester, MA 01655
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